Skin tags are not dangerous, non-cancerous and can appear on different body parts. They appear due to skin rubbing and they occur on eyelids, arms, legs, armpits, lower part of the breast and neck. These small, fleshy outgrowths have uneven shape. They are often called achrochordon. They are common in men and women and what is more important they can be removed at home with natural homemade remedies.
Skin tags appear as a result of accumulation of collagen and blood vessels in the thicker areas of the skin. They most often appear in skin creases and folds due to skin rubbing. People who suffer from bellow mentioned disease are more prone to skin tags:
- Human papilloma virus
- In pregnant women, due to hormonal changes
- Excess use of steroids
- Scratches due to jewelry, shaving, and clothing
The symptoms are:
Irregular in shape
Small skin outgrowths, which are pink or brownish in color
Mostly appear on the neck, upper chest, area under breasts, groin, eyelids and armpits.
Home Remedies for Removing Skin Tags
1. Tea Tree Oil
This oil is extremely helpful in removing skin tags at home. After soaking cotton ball in water put 2-3 drops of Tea Tree Oil on the ball. Gently rub it on the skin tag making circular movements. Every day repeat the treatment twice for a week until the skin tag is gone.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
This is especially useful against skin tags on the neck. Use a cotton ball soaked in Apple Cider Vinegar and place it on the skin tag. The treatment should be practiced for a month until the skin tag is removed.
3. Onion Juice
After cutting an onion place it in a bowl with salt and let it stay overnight. In the morning make onion juice and apply this juice before going to bed every night for 10-12 days minimum. The results will be positive.
4. Castor Oil & Baking Soda
This is easy and effective method. Make a thick mixture from castor oil and baking soda. After applying the mixture on the skin tag you must cover it. Let it stay overnight. In the morning wash the skin tag with warm water. The procedure should last for 10 days until the skin tag is gone completely.
5. Pineapple Juice
This is also a very simple method. Use pineapple juice every day and apply it 2-3 times a day for 10 days minimum, but do not wash it and the skin tag will be gone forever.
Put garlic juice on the skin tag minimum 2 times a day. But, remember to change the garlic each time you apply it on the skin tag.
7. Nail Polish
Another effective way to remove skin tags is to apply nail polish on the skin tag and wait until is dry. Repeat this procedure for several days 2-3 times daily until the skin tag disappears.
8. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Juice should be applied on the skin tag with a gentle massage. After few days you should expect positive results.
9. Lemon Juice
Apply cotton ball soaked in lemon juice on the skin tag and repeat this treatment every day until skin tag is gone forever.
10. Banana Peel
Place the inside part of a small banana piece directly on the skin tag. Fix it with gauze and let it stay overnight. Repeat the treatment until the skin tag vanishes.